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Lost Load Accidents

Lost Load Truck Accidents

18-wheelers and semi-trucks are often seen on the highway, but unfortunately, there are instances in which their cargo was not secured properly and it can spill out onto the road, causing a serious accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations have certain procedures that truck drivers need to follow to ensure that their loads are properly secured, but there are instances in which the truck driver is negligent to follow these provisions. When cargo ends up on the road, it can cause serious and catastrophic injuries.

It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that their cargo is secured properly and that it is distributed safely throughout the trailer. The driver also has the responsibility to inspect the load before the trip to ensure that it is safe. The safety rules require the truck driver to inspect their load and ensure that it is secure within 50 miles of starting their trip and if they find a problem, they need to correct it to make the load secure and safe.

Although the main responsibility of inspecting the load falls upon the driver, the trucking company also needs to ensure that they are following the safety regulations to ensure that the loads are being secured safely as well. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury or death as the result of cargo falling onto the load from a truck, Amaro Law Firm’s Texas trucking accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve and will hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.


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